The fourth season presents a new drama as Elliot and Darlene are together, and Dom may have a different feeling. During the Christmas season, Elliott and Mr. Robot decided to come back, and perhaps Darlene faces a real problem. At that time, Tyrell may be bored, and Dom still has a feeling about paranoia.
Returning now, after some uneven stretches in Seasons 2 and 3, the show feels as vibrant as ever, with the fifth of the episodes exhibiting the kind of deft, meticulously constructed cloak-and-dagger machinations that would work as a theatrical thriller.
It cuts its way to success, finding a leaner and more propulsive drama underneath indulgences. Told with typical confidence and flair but with a new note of humility too, the season, at least in its early stages, represents a high note.